With the 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, Husqvarna has created a true do-it-all road destroyer. I’ve never ridden a bike perfect for the twisties and urban settings that could also do freeway stints without brutalizing my body into a painkiller addiction. Then I finally got to throw a leg over the 701.
Last week, I spent two days in the California high desert testing the new Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro. The dirt focused guys chased my taillights as we rode windy roads on street tires all the way out to Anza Borrego the first day, and then I floundered my way home in the sand, sucking on their dust the…
The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto is both a rebadged KTM 690 SMC R and one of the bikes I’m the most excited about this year - and now it’s getting a Enduro twin for those of you who want to take your big thumper fun to the dirt.
While there are a lot of exciting bikes coming out this year, none excite me as much as this Husqvarna 701 Supermoto. I dare you to watch this video and disagree with me.